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Jamie O’Reilly, vocals
John Erickson, piano
Roots in the Garden Series
Sunday, July 18 Tre Kronor Bistro Garden
Saturday, Sept 12 The garden on Pratt
June ENews, 2021
A Note from Jamie
ReEntry! What a phenomena. The Roots in the Garden series got off to a good start in May. The Roots Ireland project campaign did, too. I’m sorting a box of keepsakes my Mom saved from my career. Wonderful surprises.
In family news. Nia has news involving a big promotion. (I’ll leave to her to share with you). Olive is moving up from kindergarden in the fall, and she and family are moving to an exciting house near the river! The boy cousins Cosmo and Arlo are as adorable as ever, and I love being with all three of them. There’s a new baby, Ezra! Born to my nephew Peter and his wife Shira. Congratulations!
“They taste the pomegranate and the pearfrom “in the Garrett,” Jamie O’Reilly
Ah the irises, the yellow daisies
All cut-up on the chipped red plate
The gypsies cry below on the stairs
in the garrett.”
In the Garrett
Lyrics by Jamie O’Reilly
Music by Michael Smith
I wrote the lyrics as an homage to the women who were muse, model and artist in 19c Paris, as a post-script to our show Hello Dali. Michael Smith wrote the music. This lovely version was arranged and recorded by Peter Swenson, with an ensemble. John Erickson and I will be performing it in this summer’s Roots in the Garden concerts. The painting is Michael’s.
Read more. Listen to the song here:
Read A Rogues Gallery, the story of Jamie & the Band.
Roots in the Garden
Jamie O’Reilly, vocals
John Erickson, Piano
Sunday, July 18
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Tre Kronor Swedish Bistro Garden
3258 W. Foster, Ave
Summer’s End Concert
Sunday, Sept 12
4 PM – 6:30 PM
2208 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago, Il 60645
Events link. https://www.jamieoreilly.com/events/
Save the date!
Sat Nov 6 at 7 pm
Roots in Ireland Fundraiser Fête
Chief O’Neill’s Pub
Concert & Silent Auction
2471 N Elston, Chicago
Silent Auction will be also online
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Photo credits: Iwona Biedermann, top
Rogues: Miki Greenberg, J.B. Spector and others.
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